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AaronBBrown
07-28-2006, 01:30 PM
I just got a half ND4 filter from Lensmates and took a few test shots. I thought you all might be interested in the results. No post processing has been done on any of these images. All were shot with a Canon Powershot S2 IS in P mode with metering set on the gazebo.

First, a control shot with just a UV filter. F/4, 1/800 sec
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Then the same shot with a polarizer. Notice that the greens are much more saturated. Were it not so overcast, the clouds would have more definition and the sky would be bluer. F/4, 1/160sec
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Now with a half ND4 gradiated filter. Notice the sky is much darker, but the greens are back to where they were in the first picture. F/4, 1/500 sec
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Finally, the half ND4 and polarizer used together. The sky is nice and dark and the greens are nice and green. F/4, 1/160
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I home to redo this experiment this weekend with better (more interesting) conditions.